How to Index Your Website in Google Search Engine
You need to index your website in Google Search Engine to show your blog posts in the internet. If not done properly, your blog posts will not appear in the internet search results when the users search in Google with the relevant keywords.
Obviously you want a lot of organic traffics in your website to grow your business or blogging site. Hence, to index your website is the next immediate action you need to take after creating your blog post.
After completion of the Google indexing process, you can jump to promote your blog.
To index your website in Google Search Engine is the first step toward your online presence after launching your website. There are lot of ways to promote your blogging site.
Related Topic: 10 Best Ways To Promote Your Blog For Free
This article will help you to index your website in Google Search Engine in a few easy steps.
- Why is it required to index your website?
- What is Google Indexing and Crawling?
- Google Webmaster Search Console to index your website
- Submit Sitemap to Google Search Console
- How to check the ‘crawl’ status of your website?
- How to check if your website is indexed in Google?
Let’s start in detail!
Without indexing, your website and the contents in it will not appear in the internet search results.
You need to index your website pages and posts sitemap in the Google Search Engine for the growth of your website.
Once you complete the indexing process, the Google ‘spider’ will ‘crawl’ your website pages and posts frequently.
This will update your latest posts and site activities in the Google data base.
Also you need to visit the status from time to time to check whether there is any error in the report.
Indexing: It’s a process to store the URLs of your website contents and pages in Google’s data base.
Crawling: It’s the process to follow the hyperlinks / html of your website and discover the new contents or pages in the site by Google software.
Google use the ‘spiders’ (computer coded software which is also called Googlebot) that ‘crawl’ your website links (external as well as internal links).
The spider will be hunting for the new updates in your website pages or blogs and will update in the Google data base. Google spider will search and decide for updating the quality contents.
Also the frequent crawling in your site will improve the search results.
If you index your website and the crawling performance is good then the Google ranking will be good also to appear in the search results.
In short, the indexing of your website informs Google that you have created and published a blog post. Therefore, you’re requesting Google to update in their data base so that the contents can be available whenever the users search in the internet.
Further, the ranking is a different topic where SEO knowledge comes in your blogs to appear in the top search results.
You need to write SEO friendly article for your blog post considering some essential tips.
Also Read: How To Write Amazing Articles For Blog
Google Search Console indexes your sitemap and page URLs.
Also it monitors your website performance. It analyses the data statistics, crawl report, error, securities, site download speed etc.
You can get the performance result against each URL of your web page.
So let’s start to sign up and to index your website.
There are two methods to index your website in Google Webmaster Search Console.
- By entering your domain (via DNS verification)
- By entering the URLs
The first method i.e. with your domain and using DNS verification is recommended. The reason is that if you put your domain, all other sub-domains and URLs are covered.
But in case of the second method, only that particular sub-domain is covered. Hence, you have to enter the individual URL of your pages.
Here we will go with the first method to index your website in Google Webmaster Search Console.
Put your domain name and click on “Continue”.
You can see the below screen for domain ownership verification via DNS record.
You need to sign in to your domain provider.
Copy the ‘TXT’ record as shown in the above snap and paste it in the DNS server of your domain provider.
Now, press the “VERIFY” button.
It may take some time (one or two days maximum) to update this ‘TXT’ value in your domain provider’s DNS zone.
Hence, if the Google Search Console cannot find the record immediately, you have to wait a little bit and try again later.
Once you complete the above process, you will sign in to the Search Console.
You can find the Search Console dashboard as below:
Sitemaps are an easy way for webmasters to inform search engines about pages on their sites that are available for crawling.
As per ‘sitemaps.org’, a Sitemap is an XML file that lists URLs for a site along with additional metadata about each URL so that search engines can more intelligently crawl the site. It includes when it was last updated, how often it usually changes, and how important it is, relative to other URLs in the site.
To submit your sitemap, click on the “Sitemaps” in the left side menu of the dashboard.
Then add your ‘.XML’ sitemaps and submit.
If you’re using WordPress, you can install “Yoast SEO” free plugin to get your sitemap.
Hence, submitting a sitemap will help you make sure Google knows about the URL of your website.
To check the crawl status of your website, click on the “Crawl stats” button in the left side menu of your dashboard.
It’ll show you the Googlebot activity in the last 90 days. You can find the statistics of the pages crawled per day, site loading speed etc.
If the rate of crawls per day increases, it’s better for your site.
Also the higher loading speed of your site will impress Google to index your website faster.
Go to Google and type “site:yourwebsite.com”.
If you can find any result, it means your website is already indexed in Google. It’ll show approximate pages which are indexed in Google.
But ‘no result’ means the website is not indexed in Google.
You can get the full coverage of your indexing status in Google Search Console dashboard under “Coverage”.
You need to fix the errors, if any, as soon as possible.
To inspect any URL of your website, click on the “URL inspection” button in the left side menu of your Search Console dashboard.
Paste any of your URL and see whether it is indexed or not.
“URL is on Google” means it is already indexed in Google Search Console.
Congratulations! Now you’ve learned how to index your website in Google Search Engine.
However, this isn’t the one time job. You need to visit the Google Search Console and check periodically the statistics & performance of your website.
If any error appears, you need to attend and fix it immediately.
You can keep the track of which pages or posts are mostly visited by the users.
Keep moving and make money online!
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